How to Reset a Sony Projector

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How to Reset a Sony Projector
Sony has projector models designed for home and office use. (glass of water on table with projector behind image by Dmitry Goygel-Sokol from

The lamps in Sony video projectors don't last forever and need to be replaced periodically. Projectors use timers to record how many hours of use a projector lamp has logged, and the units will not work once a certain number of hours have been logged. But replacing the lamp isn't the whole process, since most projectors will not detect when you install a fresh lamp. You must manually reset the Sony projector's internal lamp timer.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Turn on your Sony projector after replacing the lamp.

  2. 2

    Press the "Menu" button, go to the "Lamp Setting" option and select "Lamp Timer Reset." The projector should display a confirmation window asking, "Has the Projection Lamp Been Replaced?"

  3. 3

    Select "Yes." You will receive a message onscreen saying, "Lamp Timer Reset Complete!" Select "Yes" again, and press the "Enter" button to finish.

Tips and warnings

  • Forgetting to reset your lamp timer may result in your projector shutting itself off after a few minutes of use.

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